Backstreet Boys is currently composed of five members with Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J Maclean and Howie Dorough. Brian Littrell, along with his cousin Kevin Richardson came up with the idea of forming the band. Being appreciated for their vocals at local festivals and church choirs, they got encouraged to pursue music formally as their career. A step forward in this direction was looking for members with potential. Having that discovered in Nick Carter who happened to join them for local commercials and television, Littrell initially thought of forming a trio. The thought wasn’t yet mature, when Richardson introduced Dorough and Maclean to be members of the band. Four talented members finally got together and named their band to be Backstreet Boys.
The band has released about seven albums to date. Its third album Millennium made them internationally acclaimed super stars. Its singles ‘I want it that way’, ‘Larger than life’ and ‘Show me the meaning of being lonely’ became widely popular. The album sold 1,134,000 copies in the first week of release and the band made the largest record deal ever worth $60 million with Jive. Not only this, the album got a platinum certification 13 times for its incredible music. The phenomenal success of ‘Millennium’ was soon followed by another album ‘Black and Blue’ which in line with its tradition featured record setting singles such as ‘Shape of My Heart’.
Backstreet Boys did not have a smooth career throughout. Due to some internal issues between the members, the band took a break for a period of three years. Their absence from the music scene was deeply felt but their phenomenal music still kept them alive in the industry somehow. The band made a major come back with the album ‘Unbreakable’ in 2007. The album received positive reviews and opened at #7 on the Billboards 200 Charts. Amongst the recent releases are a couple of albums ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The Very Best of Back Street Boys’.
The band’s contemporary yet pop music tunes have earned it numerous awards. From the year of inception to date, Backstreet Boys have been acknowledged with various Smash Hit Awards, Viva Comet, World Music, People’s Choice, Diamond Awards and many more.
Having a huge fan base, the band’s live performances are full of life. Its music drives the audiences crazy, making them dance and sing along with the music. The flashy lights and resonant echoes coupled with the mesmeric vocals make the performance more happening. The release of every album is followed by a formal tour of the band which features all record setting singles.
For the year 2011, Back Street Boys has planned some major fun for its fans. The band has scheduled its live performances with another amazing pop music band of the nineties, ‘New Kids on the Block’. The joint tour would feature all famous singles of the band since inception up till now. It would take the audience to the era of nineties, making them relive the old memories associated with music. Not only would the performance feature the oldies, but also the current record setting singles of the recent album. If you’ve never got the chance of witnessing this pop sensation live, surely this is the right time. It’s an evening offering the experience of a life time. So, all pop music fans out there get your Backstreet Boys Tickets right now!!